Seaside Tinkered Treasures: 35 adorable projects to bring the seashore home

Seaside Tinkered Treasures: 35 adorable projects to bring the seashore home

by Elyse Major


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Transform your beachcombing finds into charming reminders of summer

Elyse Major has created a second charming collection of the easy-to-make projects that she calls “tinkered treasures”. Using items from the seashore, vacation essentials, and things you will already have in your home, she has recreated the feeling of summer in these beautiful souvenirs of days spent by the ocean. Mermaids made from laundry pins, shell-topped jars, a beach cottage built from craft sticks, or a windchime constructed from sticks and shells, are just some of the unique ideas to help you keep your happy summer memories alive throughout the year. Many of the projects use recycled materials, and “tinkering” requires no specialist tools, equipment or techniques—anyone can do it! As well as the 35 projects, there are “Fancy This” alternatives for many of the items, substituting different materials or changing the colors for a different look.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782490876
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Publication date: 03/15/2014
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Elyse Major has been creative since childhood. With her craft tutorials and popular blog Tinkered Treasures, she hopes to inspire others to enjoy making things without worries of perfection. An accomplished writer, in addition to this her second book Elyse regularly contributes features and articles to magazines such as Romantic Homes and Romantic Country. The author is based in Rhode Island, USA.

Table of Contents

Foreword Selina Lake 6

Introduction 8

Getting Started 10

Chapter 1 Tinkering Beachy Bits & Bobs 22

Beach Ball Vase Fillers 24

Marine Antoinette and Troupe 26

Beachcomber Accessories 30

Pier Mirror 32

Rustic Windchime 34

Beach Towel Table Set 36

Beach Hut Birdhouse 40

Sandcastle Birdhouse 42

Natural Wreath 46

Fanciful Flip-flops 50

Chapter 2 Tinkering Shoreline Supplies 52

Sea-glass Mosaic Frame 54

Paper Lunch Bag Scrapbook 56

Breezy Sails Mobile 58

Pretty Pail 62

Message in a Bottle 64

Summertime Clock 66

Seaside Striped Coasters 70

Pretty Pinwheels 72

Pleasant Dreams Catcher 76

Chapter 3 Tinkering Rustic Recyclables 78

Cracker Box Postcards 80

Tin Can Luminary 82

Twined Tidies 84

Ship in a Jar 86

Bubbly Soda Bottles and Caddy 88

Tinkered Terrariums 90

Grocery Bag Bunting and Sandcastle Flags 94

Water Flowers 98

Reverse Canvas Frame 100

Chapter 4 Tinkering Sunny Sundries 102

Tinkerer's Valentine 104

Craft Stick Cottage 106

Merpegs 110

Front Porch Picnic 114

Swoonable Spoons and Cups 118

Petite Treasure Boxes 122

Hurricane Candle Holder 124

Suppliers 126

Index 127

Acknowledgments 128

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Darth_Haircut More than 1 year ago
Having enjoyed Elyse Major's first Tinkered Treasures book, I bought this right away and have been having lots of fun making the projects in this book. Major's crafting style is the perfect fit for summertime crafts, and these projects are helping me get in the summertime frame of mind. The layout of this book is very nice, the instructions are concise and easy-to-follow, and the photography is beautiful. What I like best about both of the "Tinkered" books is that the crafts seem designed to work for anyone -- even if what I make doesn't look exactly like the picture in the book, it still looks great! And there is plenty of room for experimentation. I have already made my own versions of some of these crafts, with great results. The projects are satisfying enough for adults, but also simple enough for kids to follow along, and I've had fun making some of these with my kids. I really hope this becomes a trilogy!